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Tapping into the Billionaires - Colorado based hedge fund managers benefit from traffic in Aspen and Vail

03-25-2011 04:14 PM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

Press release from: Opalesque Ltd

Media and research house Opalesque has published a 23 page protocol of a hedge fund roundtable (the Opalesque Colorado Roundtable, download here held in Denver, Colorado with local hedge fund managers and consultants. The Opalesque Roundtable Series highlights fundamental developments within the global hedge fund industry, a full archive with over 40 Roundtable scripts can be accessed here:

The Roundtable found that Colorado's hedge fund manager base is more talented and diverse than ever, but Denver is still mostly remembered as the home of Janus, the large mutual fund firm in the hey days back in the 90s. However, similar to Boston, quite a few hedge fund managers have spun out successfully from the mutual funds, while another batch of managers worked originally at the East Coast and decided at some point during their careers to set up in Colorado.
While these managers may be a bit removed from the typical asset allocators, they also find that “the world” comes to Denver, Vail or Aspen. Even smaller funds have access to corporations and executives of all sizes that pass through town. And then there is the global elite with houses in Vail or Aspen, allowing local managers to build unique networks. In 2010, Booth Creek capital - a young, local hedge fund - put an advertisement out for an analyst and found themselves flooded with 500 high caliber applicants from all over the U.S. who were happy to relocate to Colorado.

The Opalesque Colorado Roundtable was sponsored by Rothstein Kass and Custom House Group and took place March 8th 2011 in Denver with:
1. Adam Savin, Managing Member, Booth Creek Partners
2. Bill Plummer, President, Range Wise
3. Drew Hayworth, Principal, Madison Street Partners
4. Edward Tedeschi, Founder and Chairman, HC Associates
5. Lars Soderberg, Director of Investor Relations, Independence Capital Asset Management
6. Matt Anderson, Audit Principal, Rothstein Kass
7. Minyoung Sohn, Partner and Portfolio Manager, Arrowpoint
8. Paul McPheeters, Portfolio Manager, Atlantic Trust

In this Roundtable you will hear about:
• True independent thinking, uncorrelated returns and sticky staff: what investors appreciate about Colorado hedge funds
• How hedge fund managers benefit from being based in Aspen and Vail
• Why more and more investors start to shy away from the large hedge funds which “just keep getting bigger”
• What is the new sweet spot for firms like Atlantic trust when sourcing new hedge fund managers?
• Opportunities in the Energy MLP sector, which has many similarities to the growth of the REIT sector, except that they are about 10-20 years behind
• How despite of the overwhelming investor demand for liquidity one of the most attractive strategy at the moment is actually providing liquidity, or the ability to monetize an otherwise illiquid asset
• Opportunities in Agriculture: How the price cycles which historically held up over 50 or 60 years changed in 2004 – are investors missing the big picture?

About the Opalesque Roundtable Series:
Opalesque Roundtable Series is an unparalleled collection of intelligence on the most important global hedge fund jurisdictions and players. In each Opalesque Roundtable, Opalesque unites some of the leading hedge fund managers (single and multi strategy managers) as well as representatives of the local investor base (institutions, fund of funds, advisers) to gain unique insights into the specific idiosyncrasies and developments, the issues and advantages of the highlighted hedge fund centers.

The Opalesque 2011 Roundtable Series are supported by Custom House Group. All Opalesque Roundtable Scripts can be accessed here:

Matthias Knab, founder of Opalesque and internationally recognized expert on hedge funds and alternatives, moderates the Opalesque Roundtables.

About Opalesque:
In 2003, with the publication of its daily Alternative Market Briefing, Opalesque successfully launched an information revolution in the hedge fund media space: "Opalesque changed the world by bringing transparency where there was opacity and by delivering an accurate professional reporting service." - Nigel Blanchard, Culross. This hybrid financial news service, which combines proprietary industry news stories and filtered third party reports, has been credited by many industry insiders with delivering precise, accurate, and vital information to a notoriously guarded audience.

Each week, Opalesque sends out over 700,000 editions of its seventeen publications to a global readership in over 170 countries. Opalesque is the only daily hedge fund publisher which is actually read by the elite managers themselves (

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